Staff Picks: Divisional Round

Staff Picks: Divisional Round

This article is part of our NFL Picks series.

Last week was decent for the Staff (other than me.) We won our only unanimous pick (Bengals), and DDD, Erickson and Payne went 4-2 and won their best bets. 

This week, we have no unanimous picks, though everyone but Erickson likes the 49ers, and DDD and Pianow made them their best bets. 

 

Erickson

Pianowski

Liss

Payne

Del Don

Bengals +3.5 at TitansTitansBengalsTitansBengalsTitans
49ers +6 at PackersPackers49ers49ers49ers49ers
Rams +3 at BuccaneersBuccaneersBuccaneersRamsRamsRams
Bills +2 at ChiefsBillsChiefsChiefsBillsBills
Best BetTitans49ersRamsRams49ers
Last week's Record4-23-32-44-24-2
Playoff Best Bet Record1-00-10-11-01-0
Unanimous Pick Record29-26    
Majority Pick Record135-134-3    
2021 Best Bet Record12-610-812-612-67-11
2020 Playoff Record5-88-58-56-77-6
2019 Playoff Record6-55-66-54-77-4
2018 Playoff Record3-6-11-8-13-6-1N/A2-7-1
2017 Playoff Record5-65-65-6N/A2-9
2016 Playoff Record6-55-66-5N/A6-5
2015 Playoff Record5-62-93-8N/A1-10
2014 Playoff Record10-15-69-2N/A9-2
2013 Playoff Record5-4-23-6-24-5-2N/A4-5-2
2012 Playoff Record4-6-15-5-16-4-1N/A8-2-1
2011 Playoff Record8-35-69-2N/A7-4
2010 Playoff Record6-55-65-6N/A8-3
2009 Playoff Record5-64-71-10N/A5-6
2008 Playoff Record6-55-65-6N/A4-7
2007 Playoff

Last week was decent for the Staff (other than me.) We won our only unanimous pick (Bengals), and DDD, Erickson and Payne went 4-2 and won their best bets. 

This week, we have no unanimous picks, though everyone but Erickson likes the 49ers, and DDD and Pianow made them their best bets. 

 

Erickson

Pianowski

Liss

Payne

Del Don

Bengals +3.5 at TitansTitansBengalsTitansBengalsTitans
49ers +6 at PackersPackers49ers49ers49ers49ers
Rams +3 at BuccaneersBuccaneersBuccaneersRamsRamsRams
Bills +2 at ChiefsBillsChiefsChiefsBillsBills
Best BetTitans49ersRamsRams49ers
Last week's Record4-23-32-44-24-2
Playoff Best Bet Record1-00-10-11-01-0
Unanimous Pick Record29-26    
Majority Pick Record135-134-3    
2021 Best Bet Record12-610-812-612-67-11
2020 Playoff Record5-88-58-56-77-6
2019 Playoff Record6-55-66-54-77-4
2018 Playoff Record3-6-11-8-13-6-1N/A2-7-1
2017 Playoff Record5-65-65-6N/A2-9
2016 Playoff Record6-55-66-5N/A6-5
2015 Playoff Record5-62-93-8N/A1-10
2014 Playoff Record10-15-69-2N/A9-2
2013 Playoff Record5-4-23-6-24-5-2N/A4-5-2
2012 Playoff Record4-6-15-5-16-4-1N/A8-2-1
2011 Playoff Record8-35-69-2N/A7-4
2010 Playoff Record6-55-65-6N/A8-3
2009 Playoff Record5-64-71-10N/A5-6
2008 Playoff Record6-55-65-6N/A4-7
2007 Playoff Record8-33-86-5N/A2-9
2006 Playoff Record7-4N/A4-7N/AN/A
2005 Playoff Record5-6N/A3-8N/AN/A
2004 Playoff Record6-5N/A4-7N/AN/A
2003 Playoff Record6-5N/A4-7N/AN/A
2002 Playoff Record6-57-45-6N/AN/A
2001 Playoff Record6-4-17-3-14-6-1N/AN/A
2021 Record129-140-3134-135-3139-130-3145-124-3136-133-3
2020 Record121-127-8128-120-8118-130-8115-133-8118-130-8
2019 Record126-124-6140-110-6127-123-6127-123-6134-116-6
2018 Record125-122-9134-113-9141-106-9N/A120-127-9
2017 Record117-125-14128-114-14117-125-14N/A98-144-14
2016 Record140-111-5130-121-5123-128-5N/A132-119-5
2015 Record134-114-8120-128-8114-134-8N/A121-127-8
2014 Record123-128-5140-111-5135-116-5N/A128-123-5
2013 Record132-114-10118-128-10123-123-10N/A128-118-10
2012 Record110-140-6125-125-6121-129-6N/A123-127-6
2011 Record121-128-7134-115-7124-125-7N/A127-122-7
2010 Record129-122-5134-117-5126-125-5N/A134-117-5
2009 Record123-130-3132-121-3131-122-3N/A126-127-3
2008 Record132-114-10128-118-10124-122-10N/A130-116-10
2007 Record127-120118-129127-120N/A130-117
2006 Record118-129N/A139-108N/AN/A
2005 Record121-126N/A127-120N/AN/A
2004 Record124-124N/A130-118N/AN/A
2003 Record121-126118-129124-123N/AN/A
2002 Record113-136123-126141-108N/AN/A
2001 Record124-113117-120118-119N/AN/A
2000 Record123-117134-106141-99N/AN/A

This week, we have no unanimous picks. We won our only unanimous pick last week, the Bengals, to put our record at 29-26 on the year. We went 135-134-3 on majority picks (three or more writers on the year. We went 17-23 on unanimous picks and 118-130-8 on majority picks in 2020. 

WriterComment
EricksonMaybe I'm a self-hating Bengals fan, but this is all setting up well for the Titans. They're fully healthy, expecting to get Derrick Henry at full capacity, rested after the week off. Finally they get home field for the run of the playoffs after having to go on the road for critical games the last two years. Meanwhile, the Bengals DT's are really banged up, and their LB's aren't very good. Burrow and the WRs should get their production, but it's too big of a mountain to climb.
PianowskiWhen you have a power-running game, you can win anywhere. Jimmy Garoppolo can't make the crucial mistake in Green Bay, though. 
LissI like the Rams getting three against a banged-up Bucs team missing Chris Godwin and maybe right tackle Tristan Wirfs. I also like the Chiefs who finally seemed to have their offense back last week against the Steelers. 
PayneAfter a week with only one upset, I think we see at least a couple this weekend. I don't think the Rams are a good matchup for the Bucs, especially given all of their injuries.
Del DonI could see all three dogs (SF, LAR, BUF) winning outright. 

The players:

• Jeff Erickson: RotoWire Senior editor, 2001, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016 Staff Picks Champ. Writes the Weekly Rankings. Covers and roots for the Bengals.

• Scott Pianowski: Fantasy expert for Yahoo! Sports, and also contributes to Rotowire.com. 2009, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019 and 2020 Staff Picks Champ. Roots for the Patriots.

• Chris Liss: RotoWire Managing Editor, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2018 Staff Picks Champ, 2003, 2004 co-champ. Writes East Coast Offense, Beating the Book and the Survivor column in addition to Staff Picks. Covers and roots for the Giants.

• Kevin Payne: Staff Writer, Writes our Waiver Wire column. Roots for the Bills. 2021 Staff Picks Champ.

• Dalton Del Don: Fantasy Expert for Yahoo! Sports, 2007 Staff Picks Champ. Roots for the 49ers.

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